There is a cruel irony in motorcycle accident injury cases: They are more challenging, for various reasons, but the injuries tend to be more severe and victims require higher costs for a longer recovery.
The injuries are more severe for obvious reasons: no air bags, no protection, sometimes not even a helmet. Bikers come in contact with pavement and steel, and their own motorcycle. The motorcycle accident injuries include:
Insurance policies have exclusions and loopholes to try to get out of paying what they should. And juries and the public have less sympathy for injured bikers than for other victims of injury. Many see cyclists as reckless thrill-seekers who “probably” bear much of the fault for their accident.
The truth is that most accidents where motorcyclists are injured are the fault of automobile drivers. A common and terrible accident involves an auto driver failing to see an oncoming cyclist and turning left into the bike. Two vehicles — even traveling at low speed — going in opposite directions amplify the impact.
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a motorcycle accident, you may have a case to recover from a negligent driver. If there was a defect in the motorcycle, there may be a case against the manufacturer or dealer.READ MORE
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, you may still be in a state of shock. Your losses are financial, emotional and physical, but you may also just be confused about what to do now. You may have funeral arrangements to attend to, and day-to-day concerns.
If you have legal questions, contact the wrongful death lawyers. If someone else may have been to blame for the wrongful death, we will perform an investigation, and seek monetary damages for you.
A price cannot be put on a family member or spouse lost to wrongful death. But especially if that person was a bread-winner for the family, you will need compensation in a settlement or award, and we can help.
The wrongful death law in California allows financial recovery for miscellaneous things such as funeral expenses, as well as loss of companionship and financial support. Additional “punitive damages” are awarded in some cases.READ MORE
Arroyo Grande Hit-and-Run Case Attorneys
When you signed your auto insurance policy, you probably purchased uninsured motorist coverage whether you remember doing so or not. The reason for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is that so many drivers choose to violate the law and drive without insurance.
Even if they do have insurance, many people have only the bare minimum. As the cost of medical care rises, this minimum coverage does not even come close to paying your bills if you are injured.
Underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is similar. This pays the difference between the underinsured driver’s insurance limits and the total damages for bodily injury.
Uninsured and underinsured motorists are more likely to be involved in accidents than insured drivers. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is available in hit-and-run cases as well, where the at-fault party cannot be located.
You are actually making a claim on your own insurance company even though another party was at fault. Unfortunately, your own insurance company probably cares more about maximizing its profit margin than paying your medical bills.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you have bills to pay, for medical care and for replacing your damaged car. You may have lost wages while being out of work. Contact the uninsured and underinsured motorist law firm with any questions. We represent people seeking compensation after an accident.READ MORE